Well, it has certainly been a long time since my last post! Rest assured, I haven’t forgotten about this site or my baking endeavors, but I did get a full-time job at the end of March, so I’ve certainly had my hands full. Just getting in baking projects has almost been too much these days,… Read More Lions and Tigers and Hippos, Oh My!
I started Sprinkle & Dot back in March 2016, so with March approaching I thought it would be fun to look back at how my baking and decorating skills have improved, and to share some of the lessons and tips that I’ve picked up over this year. Being a huge nerd, I always like to… Read More A Year in Review
One of my students is turning 15 this weekend, so I thought it would be fun to bring some cupcakes to class. But I didn’t want to just do cupcakes, I wanted to do something epic with fillings and toppings and a lot of height. I started with a devil’s chocolate food cake, because chocolate… Read More Fully Loaded Cupcakes
I’ve been thinking lately about trying some of my own recipes and cupcake designs. Over the past year I’ve really enjoyed following other bakers’ recipes, but there is something fun about tweaking things on your own. I was thinking about cheesecake, and how I’ve seen cupcakes before with a cheesecake filling, and I thought it… Read More Inside-Out Cheesecake Cupcakes
It’s been a bit of a quiet week on the baking front, so I just have a short post today. I thought it would be fun to go back and talk about a cake and cookies that I made a few weeks ago. I’ve put an asterisk on the dairy-free part of this post, because… Read More Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free*, and Sugar-Free
After making my Valentine’s Day cookies, I thought it would be fun to decorate some more hearts, particularly with some more brush embroidery. I tried out a few things differently than with the Valentine’s day cookies, by placing the brush embroidery in different places on the cookie. I stuck with the same brush embroidery border… Read More Painting and Stenciling and Embroidery, Oh My
I’m a little sad that I didn’t think of this macaron idea, given that I’ve already noted that my rice flour macarons taste like rice krispies – cereal macarons should have been my next thought! The idea and frosting recipe come from The Busy Spatula. I stuck with my usual rice flour macaron recipe, because… Read More Fruit Loops Macarons